Being in Texas after a lot of years in Alaska, it took a while for news of Jack's passing to reach me. Jack was a man with the rare ability to live comfortably in two cultures. He was a great political asset to his District in the Legislature for that reason, and because he always presented his proposals in a way that made others want to agree.
RIP, my old friend. You'll be missed by a lot of people, and for a long time.+
Governor of Alaska, 1986-1990